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“Fascinating history”
Review of Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern
Ranked #5 of 39 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by ancient humans for the last 500,000 years including Neanderthals and early modern humans. The caves are open every day for guide tours, 7 days a week with natural caverns, amazing natural formations, remains of mammoth, woolly rhino, sabre-toothed cats, an Ice Age woodland trail quest, nice shop and cafe with views over the Ilsham Valley. The closest hotel to the attraction is the Gleneagles, inspiration for TV's Fawlty Towers. We are 2km from Torquay Harbour and only 15 mins walk from the South West Coast Path and local beaches, well-known to previous visitors like Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, George V, Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin. Perfect for a rainy or sunny day by the seas, winter or summer.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great tour, the tour guide Mahera was knowledgeable about the caves and made it fun including the groan inciting puns. The blackout section was very intesting. It was about the right length of time. The only criticism we had with the tour was that it felt a little rushed. It would have been nice to look around each section a little longer after each talk.

Thank Anne E
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"tour guide"
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"woodland trail"
in 58 reviews
"cave system"
in 44 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
in 119 reviews
"gift shop"
in 109 reviews
"all ages"
in 101 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 29 reviews
"value for money"
in 89 reviews
"adults and children"
in 35 reviews
"sense of humour"
in 32 reviews
"great visit"
in 34 reviews
"car park"
in 73 reviews
"cream tea"
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"couple of hours"
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"caves"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great day out, guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Tea room is nice, everything from cooked food, sandwiches and cake. Well worth a visit.

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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! The tour of the caves was really informative - our guide made history come to life. The caves are lit imaginatively. The stories behind the initial excavation/discovery and subsequent finds are very interesting and thought provoking. Food and drinks in the cafe are great quality and very reasonable. We had a cream tea which was enough for 2 for £5! I would return if ever in the area.

Thank 235Alan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while on holiday..I’ve been a few times myself but wanted to show my partner and kids the caverns,the Guide was fun and factual and great fun with the kids..the caves themselves are a wonder to see..amazing history and a great day out...the cafe and grounds outside are great for a nice break/snackstop after..will go again

Thank richard c
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5*'s!

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is an entertaining family outing, informative and fun. The caverns and are nice and cool and so good on a hot day!

Thank JSManchesterUK
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